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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Smoke ~ Exercise ~ Eggs/Muffin ~ Tree Trimmers ~ Bruiser ~ Slow Cooker Frittata ~ Rum Day

Good 48º clear morning.

Still a tad cooler.... clear skies and smoke moved in about noon.

Noon it was only 80º. We topped at 91º.
I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing.
If I HAD any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn’t have signed up in the first place!
(LOL...shared by John Anderson LASD ret.)

Yesterday was just a lazy day... feed the birds, water the grass, did dishes, and some laundry.       Just typically over the top excitement here.

Breakfast was two eggs cooked in the microwave

and topped with Parmesan, then set atop whole wheat English muffin....
that had been slathered with Pomegranate mayo...

REALLY good!!

The tree trimmers for Pacific Power came by to check for trees interfearing with the electrical lines... and found a couple trees to trim....

They have a fire rig come along too. It was fired up and all the ground under and around the big truck was wet down.

Ha ha ha.... see the trimmer's helmet:

While I sat on the porch watching, Bruiser took a nap inside my slippers!

Then the trimmers went out back by my greenhouse...

Three really nice guys. Good job.

Historically this date
1927 – The Dole Air Race begins from Oakland, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, during which six out of the eight participating planes crash or disappear.

1960 – Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet (31,300 m), setting three records that still stand today: High-altitude jump, free-fall, and highest speed by a human without an aircraft.

1989 – A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.

And births this date include....
1928 – Eydie Gormé, American singer (d.2013)

1930 – Robert Culp, American actor (d. 2010)

1930 – Frank Gifford, American football player and announcer (d. 2015)

1933 – Julie Newmar, American actress

1946 – Lesley Ann Warren, American actress

1953 – Kathie Lee Gifford, American singer and actress
...........weird, same birthday as her husband!

1958 – Madonna, American singer and actress (ICK!)
1960 – Timothy Hutton, American actor

1962 – Steve Carell, American actor, comedian, voice artist, producer, writer, and director

Yesterday I made that frittata I had posted on my blog on August 8th..... Using my small crock pot...
It looked good, but it wasn't anything special. Will not make again.  :o(

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 16th
National Rum Day

When we had a sales meeting in Jamacia with Fabergé and spouses of our sales force got to go also, Jerry and I toured the Appleton Rum Estate. Very interesting, except they served rum on the way back to all on the bus and omgoodness, some napped for a long time after that!!! LOL.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Rum
  1. Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  2. Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  3. When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  4. In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  5. Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cool Down ~ Empire State Building ~ Margaret Laney ~ Herman Baertschiger ~ Rotator Cuff ~ Sole Almondine

Good 46º (wow) clear sunny morning.   We topped at 87º yesterday. Such a nice difference!!!

Pictures of the day..... I took these from the top of the Empire State Building in NY in 2008 when my friend Joan Petitclair was giving me the "tour"....

Special birthdays today....
My Mom, Margaret Laney (1905-1994). She was a fabulous woman and Mom! Here she with a lot of our family... front L-R my niece MaryAnn with her son, Kristen, Mom, Daddy, nephew Bob. Back row Jerry, nephew Jimmy, my sister Marion, Brian, me.

Mom on her 50th wedding anniversary, 1976....

Dad and Mom and Aaron tumbling, Brian laughing, Kristen hiking back up the hill....
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM. I love and miss you SOOOOOO much! xo

Another birthday today is our super local State Senator Herman Baertschiger. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERM! Thanks for all your hard work!!!
Herm is the son of one of my BFFs, Karen aka Sugar Bear. xo

Historically this date...
1914 – A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.
.......... Wright was definitely and interesting man. I love his architecture! Click on the word "Taliesin" and read the fascinating story of that home.... his second wife and her murder. His 'winter home' he built in Scottsdale AZ and called it Taliesin West. I would love to go there and see it. Some day. Scottsdale is a very neat place!

1935 – Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff in Barrow, Alaska.

1945 – World War II: Japan surrenders to end the war.
.... this is neat.... my Mom's birthday is on the surrender date and my birthday is on the peace treaty signing date!

1965 – The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, in an event later seen as marking the birth of stadium rock.

1971 – President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by endingconvertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.

1974 – Yuk Young-sooFirst Lady of South Korea, is killed during an apparent assassination attempt upon President of South KoreaPark Chung-hee.
..... Man oh man, can you imagine your name being "Yuk"!
"Ewwwwww, Yuk", "What?" "I think since you are little I'll call you Yukkie!" LOL

And births this date include....
1912 – Julia Child, American cook and TV personality (d. 2004)

... .and played by Meryl Streep..... she was soooo good!

1923 – Rose Marie, American actress (93 years old and still kicking!)

1925 – Mike Connors, American actor (d. 2017)

1968 – Debra Messing, American actress

1972 – Ben Affleck, American actor

So, yesterday I went to the orthopedic surgery office in Grants Pass. I was treated by Physician Assistant, Jessica Francom.

She is extremely knowledgeable and nice! Really liked her. She assists the three MDs in the office. Degrees from BYU and Chicago.  So, after reviewing my x-ray and testing the flexibility and where the pain is the conclusion is that I have an inflamed or torn rotator cuff.

 I was given a cortisone/steroid injection.

"Cortisone/steroid injection:
Glucocorticoids, particularly prednisone and cortisone, are used in injections for inflammation and pain. These hormenes can help reduce inflammation and pain in the body. Cortisone is the most well known injected steroid and it has a dramatic anti-flammatory effect on tissues, particularly joints and tendons."
The shot should relieve the pain. If it doesn't, then probably I'll have an MRI to determine the severity of the pain and if a surgery is needed. Cross your fingers that won't have to happen! I am not ambidextrous and can't do anything with my left hand but raise a glass of wine!!!

Last night dinner was an Omaha Steaks Sole Almondine frozen and cooked in the Air Fryer (370º for 13 minutes after drizzling with olive oil and sprinkled with Lawry's Garlic Salt then when done topped with Pomegranate Mayonnaise), Schwans green beans, and corn on the cob (slathered with mayo and sprinkled with Bob's Seasoned Salt)


Chair, wine, TV ...... several episodes of NYPD Blue and Family Feud.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
(BTW, Karen, this font is called Hermann!)
August 15th

Here are today’s five thing to know about Lemons
  1. Lemon trees bloom and produce fruit year-round. Each tree can produce between 500 and 600 pounds of lemons in a year.
  2. Add the juice of one lemon to an equal amount of hot water for an anti-bacterial gargle.
  3. Food historians say lemons have been in cultivation around the Mediterranean from as early as the first century A.D.
  4. High in vitamin C, lemons prevent scurvy, a disease that causes bleeding gums, loose teeth and aching joints. To this day, the British Navy requires ships to carry enough lemons so that every sailor can have one ounce of juice a day.
  5. California and Arizona produce 95% of the entire U.S. lemon crop.